I Am Strong

Healing Through Birth

November 12, 2014

I’m writing this in hopes that it will help with my healing. It’s been two months since my son came into this world and I feel like my story needs to be shared. A little back story: My husband and I got married at the ripe old age of 20 after only dating for a […]

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Teaching Strength {I Am Strong}

October 29, 2014

I am strong because I got pregnant when my son was 10 months old. I am strong because it was after a miscarriage and I spent my entire first trimester in fear of losing this baby too. I am strong because I planned to birth at a birthing center. I am strong because after only […]

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I Am Strong – Cesarean Birth After Neonatal Loss

October 20, 2014

*trigger warning* I am strong because in April of 2012, I gave birth to a precious baby girl named Evelyn, prematurely at 24 weeks due to incompetent cervix, premature labor, and infection. I am strong because I endured a frightening classical c-section 4 hours after entering the hospital with a smile on my face, knowing […]

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A Mother Will Overcome {I Am Strong}

October 16, 2014

A short and sweet story of a teenage mother, or just a mother, this is Jada’s story: I am strong because I found out I was pregnant at 17, two months into a relationship, and decided then to keep the baby. I am strong because I decided to end the relationship, because I wasn’t happy […]

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Special Needs Baby: Our Tracheostomy Journey {I am Strong}

October 14, 2014

I am strong! I am strong because I got pregnant right after getting married. I am strong because with my first child I was put on bed rest at 17 weeks because of pre-term labor. I am strong because despite going into preterm labor at 17 weeks I gave birth at 41 weeks. I am […]

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Overcoming 9 Months with {Hyperemesis Gravidarum}

October 8, 2014

I am strong because I survived nine months with Hyperemesis Gravidarum, which causes severe nausea, vomiting, and dehydration. I found out I was pregnant back in December of 2013. We were in the middle of moving into our new home, and I had the sudden urge to throw up my lunch. I brushed it off […]

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Loss, Rainbow Baby, Heart Surgery {I Am Strong}

October 7, 2014

I am strong… I am strong because when I was 30 years old my dream came true and I was finally pregnant. I am strong because three weeks later I suffered a miscarriage and was heartbroken. I am strong because even though I lost almost a year of my life grieving the loss of my […]

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A Breastfeeding Mother’s Will Knows No Bounds {I Am Strong; Anxiety, SNS, Donor Milk}

October 3, 2014

I am strong because after 5 hours of intense labor I gave birth to my beautiful 7lb 13oz baby girl without any pain medication. My daughter had difficulty latching but was able to with a nipple shield. I am strong because I suffered from severe postpartum anxiety and didn’t feel connected to my daughter. I […]

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Overcoming Infertility {I Am Strong}

August 14, 2014

I am strong because I experienced things as a child and teenager than no one should ever go through. It took many years for me to be able to forgive those that hurt me. I am strong because I left for the Peace Corps right after college where I met the most amazing man that […]

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Pregnant with Cancer {I Am Strong}

August 11, 2014

{by Heather Wascak} I am strong because I had a natural, 44 hour home birth with my son in 2011. I am strong because when I found out I was pregnant with my second child, I decided to have another home birth. I am strong because I was running throughout my entire second pregnancy, up […]

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